Often when I’m starting with a new client on a training journey it’s clear they don’t know what the words their using for their dog mean. Their often saying “sit down” or “wait wait wait” or shouting “hhheeeeellll” with no definition of the words to them. Not because they don’t understand the meaning of the … More What’s in a word?
My dog has started pulling on lead again… Recall is become non-existent… They’re getting frustrated with training… I feel like all the training I’ve done is slipping away… Welcome to the lax zone. Where we get comfortable with how our dogs are and become lax. Often the basic training goes out of the window as … More Training Slipping? – It’s lazy season
I wanted to interview Natalie, at Ashtreeline about her knowledge on working gundog breeds. I work with a lot of owners who opt for gundog breeds as pets, and can fall foul of poor breeders, and dogs whose need to work make them too much for the average home. Natalie has a long background in … More Interview with Ashtreeline Canine – Gundog Breeder and Trainer.
Meet me, Kathryn the Trainer and Behaviourist behind Complicated Canines. Training your dog, for me is a requirement for all dog owners. It’s more than just a way to have an easy life, it’s a way to have a happy dog. All too often we leave training til the issues got out of hand, allowing … More Meet the Trainer – Kathryn Jones
Dogs aren’t born complicated, no puppy is born with behavioural issues. Environment, education (or lack of) and genetics have a huge play in how dogs turn out. It’s very personal what we see as good or bad behaviour, and we are also taught by experience what we see as bad behaviour. A good example is … More How Perfect Pooches become Complicated Canines
After a tough year of losing several of my adult dogs to old age, and cancer, I’m firmly back in the mad house with three puppies. I never ever condone having puppies together, anyone that had done it knows how much work it is. Puppies need training for a life time and it’s tough to … More Seven Super Tips for Puppy Owners